Abbas, Sarfraz star as Pakistan clinch series against Australia

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Speaking in the post-match ceremony Sarfraz praised Abbas and debutant Fakhar Zaman for playing a key role in Pakistan’s victory.

“The way Abbas has bowled all series is one of the biggest positives for us,” he said. “Fakhar has had an excellent debut, he’s an important player. This team management wants to give confidence to young players.”

Speaking about the rise of youngsters Sarfraz said: “All the youngsters who have come through in recent times have done well. We have to groom them all. There was pressure, when the team loses there is pressure, the most important is that the team wins.”

The Pakistan captain was also happy about his own performance during the match.

“Thankfully my batting performance in this Test contributed to the win,” he said.